So, on Ken Jennings - Confessions of a Trivial Mind — which I [heart] for several reasons:
(You'll have to see Megan's post on this topic, Trivial Blogdom, for more reasons, because I have to move on . . .)
Where was I? Oh yes.
So I'm reading the "Daysleeper" entry, and he's talking about how Google isn't coming up with any hits for this new term celebrinerd that a writer for Time magazine coined in the review for Brainiac (which arrived promptly from Amazon on September 12th or so, but which I have not had the time or energy to start reading yet — I'll read it in time for Pub Quiz on 10/4) so I figured that I, much like every blog-owning geek who reads his stuff, would quickly post something about the term so we can drive the hits up. Much like the devoted watchers of Stephen Colbert helped him crush the competition and get a bridge named after him. (Sort of, anyway — I think the government found some sort of loopholes to wiggle through.)
At any rate, celebrinerd kind of rolls off the tongue — unlike nerdcessory, which Cathy tried to coin yesterday afternoon when she was sorting the mail and came by to drop off my package of Pilot G-TEC C4 pens: "Gawd, how many nerdcessories did you order?!"
See, I was on a little nerd shopping spree lately, and I thought I'd blogged about it already, but that must have been on my imaginary blog. So here's a little rundown:
- Two new Myndology notebooks, journal size (to hold all my notes for my different freelance projects)
- Several Uniball Vision Exact red pens and some erasable highlighters (for proofing and permissions work)
- The aforementioned Pilot G-Tec-C4 (which supposedly are not sold in the States, but I found a guy who knows a guy)
This stuff had all been arriving at the office in little dribs and drabs over the past few days, and she thinks my pen fetish and general love for all things office supplies is off-the-charts nerdy anyhow, so hence the nerdcessory crack.
Dear Lev Grossman: I do not think the cover for Brainiac is ugly — nor do I understand what's so great about the cover for Bruce Wagner's Memorial.
Source-Filter: "Doing my part" had the same idea. Check it out.
Also: Cathy says we should add these to the Urban Dictionary and/or create Wikipedia entries. Hmm. Will work on that later.